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A Twin Fin That Holds Backside? Yes Please

Allow Mikey Feb, the Gudangs and Britt Merrick to demonstrate

elsewhere // Dec 18, 2021
Words by August Howell
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Twin fins backside — they suck.

Gripping where they’re meant to release and slipping where they’re supposed to hold characterizes most of our experiences. Something about human anatomy and water flow doesn’t allow dual rudders to perform with our backs to the wall. Usually.

You’ve probably seen the damage Mikey February can do with a twin on his frontside. But what impressed us, and the rest of the Channel Islands team, was how Mikey’s Twin Pin held and released seemingly on command on the backside, in CI’s recent ‘Let it Simmer’ film.

Between sessions in Costa Rica, the guys break down Britt and Mikey’s latest collaboration, the Twin Pin — an above-average sized twin setup meant to stay fast and loose but hold well in steeper pockets. It’s one of those quiver-killers intended to release when you like it and hold when you really need it. With the pulled-in tail and zero concave, the board acts like a twin/thruster hybrid, with spring in its step but power underneath.

The Stab team liked the Twin Pin so much, they added it to their holiday gift guide.  

Mikey labored on this project with Britt for two years before releasing it to the masses last June. They even made a fin specifically for the board, too. The footage from the film is pulled from a previous CI edit “Let it Simmer,” which was released in October. Even if this board isn’t at the top of your holiday wish list like it is on Stab’s 2021 holiday gift guide, it’s still worth checking out the video for the sheer visual stimuli of Mikey Feb’s freespirited flow and those signature G Bros power gouges. Tough job, Britt has. 


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